NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) and ReneSola (SOL) Head to Head Contrast

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) and ReneSola (NYSE:SOL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

NXP Semiconductors has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ReneSola has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NXP Semiconductors and ReneSola’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NXP Semiconductors $9.26 billion 2.97 $2.22 billion $7.18 11.12
ReneSola $102.97 million 0.74 $34.45 million $0.13 15.46

NXP Semiconductors has higher revenue and earnings than ReneSola. NXP Semiconductors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ReneSola, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares NXP Semiconductors and ReneSola’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NXP Semiconductors 10.35% 16.24% 9.32%
ReneSola N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for NXP Semiconductors and ReneSola, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NXP Semiconductors 1 6 9 1 2.59
ReneSola 0 1 0 0 2.00

NXP Semiconductors presently has a consensus target price of $110.88, indicating a potential upside of 38.82%. ReneSola has a consensus target price of $2.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.50%. Given NXP Semiconductors’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe NXP Semiconductors is more favorable than ReneSola.

Dividends

NXP Semiconductors pays an annual dividend of $0.85 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. ReneSola does not pay a dividend. NXP Semiconductors pays out 11.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

83.5% of NXP Semiconductors shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.3% of ReneSola shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

NXP Semiconductors beats ReneSola on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed signal solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. The company offers products for audio and visual head-end unit applications, such as single-chip radio solutions, multi-standard radios, audio amplifiers and power analog products, and i.MX applications processors; in-vehicle networking products; two-way secure entry products; various sensors and microcontrollers; power management solutions; and solutions for radar, vision, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems. It also provides secure identification solutions, such as passive RF connectivity devices; microcontroller devices; and secure real-time operating system software products to facilitate the encryption-decryption of data, and the interaction with the reader infrastructure systems. In addition, the company delivers semiconductor-based technologies for connected devices comprising microcontrollers, secure mobile transaction solutions, and various connectivity solutions; and offers digital networking processors, secure interface and system management products, high-performance RF power-amplifiers, and smart antennae solutions. Its product solutions are used in a range of application areas, including automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer, computing, and software solutions for mobile phones. The company markets its products to various original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and distributors. NXP Semiconductors N.V. has a partnership with Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. to develop V2X modem and processors. The company was formerly known as KASLION Acquisition B.V and changed its name to NXP Semiconductors N.V. in May 2010. NXP Semiconductors N.V. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

About ReneSola

ReneSola Ltd, through its subsidiaries, develops, builds, operates, and sells solar power projects. It operates through three segments: solar power project development, EPC services, and electricity revenue generation. The company also develops community solar gardens; and sells projects rights. In addition, its engineering, and procurement and construction business includes engineering design, procurement of solar modules, balance-of-system and other components, and construction contracting and management services. Further, the company generates and sells electricity. As of February 28, 2018, it operated approximately 80 solar power projects with an aggregate capacity of 212 MW. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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